Patrolman John Ringhauser

Patrolman John Ringhauser

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Thursday, May 7, 1931

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John Ringhauser

Patrolman John Ringhauser was killed in an automobile accident while on patrol.

Patrolman Ringhause was responding to a call of a burglary in progress when he attempted pass another car. His patrol car slid off the shoulder of the pavement, skidded and turned over four times on Woodhaven Boulevard near 107th Avenue, Ozone Park.

Patrolman Ringhause was taken to Jamaica Hospital where he died from a fractured skull and other injuries.

Patrolman Ringhauser had served with the New York City Police Department for three years and was assigned to the 102nd Precinct. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 11067

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Patrolman Ringhauser,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City.


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May 7, 2021

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